Member Login

search by:
 Google  |  VisitMyPhilippines 
Home >> Go to the Regions >> Region III Central Luzon >> Provinces|Clark|Subic >> San Jose del Monte City     

San Jose del Monte City

San Jose del Monte City (or simply San Jose) is a third class city in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It is bordered by Caloocan City and Quezon City, both in Metro Manila, in the south; by Rodriguez, Rizal in the east; Santa Maria and Marilao, both of Bulacan, in the west and Norzagaray, Bulacan in the north. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 315,807 people in 66,179 households.

Today, San Jose del Monte have progressed much; it is evidenced by the presence of major commercial banks, fast food chain outlets, real estates, and wide coverage of landline and cellular phone services.

It has its own representative to the House of Representative having been separated from the fourth district of Bulacan in 2004, thus an independent city. The first congressman of the Lone District of San Jose del Monte is Cong. Eduardo Roquero, M.D., incidentally its last town mayor prior to cityhood.



Major agricultural crops are leafy vegetables, root crops (ube and cassava) pineapple, mango and coffee beans.

Livestock and Poultry

Major income earner of the city is still the swine production, large and small scale.
Major poultry producers are RFM, Vitarich and FELDAN.
There are a total of 60 commercial livestock and poultry farms in the city.
Modern "Double AA" slaughterhouse starts construction.

Trade and Commerce

The city has 3 major business located in Tunkong Mangga, Muzon and Sampol Market. They are into wholesale and retail trade.

Commercial and Thrift Banks, Pawnshop and Cooperatives provide the financial requirements of the city.


Major industries are iron and marble works, furniture, handicrafts, food processing, housing, etc.


National tourist attraction is the Karahumi Falls, Sierra Madre Hills while the man-made among others, are the Grotto Vista Resort, Our Lady of Grotto Shrine, Palmera Resort, Ilog Malaki Riverbank Park.

Social Services


The city hosts four (4) resettlement projects of the national government and more than a hundred residential subdivisions.


The Ospital ng Lungsod ng San Jose del Monte, a secondary hospital, is now being managed operated by the city government, with subsidy from the provincial government.
5 Rural Health Units and sub-centers for the immediate health care needs of the community.


To serve the educational needs of the city, there are128 schools offering elementary, secondary and tertiary education

The city has now its own school division in compliance with R.A. 8797.
The city has a tie-up with Bulacan State University to operate a branch in San Jose del Monte.
Social Welfare

The city complies with R.A. 6972, requiring every barangay to have a day care center. A total of 71 day care centers are operating in the city.
Aside from the social welfare service accessible through the local government, various non-government organizations provide social services to the socially, economically and physically disadvantage sectors in the city.
Recreational Facilities

The newest addition to the City's sport facility is the COVERED COURT with a sitting capacity of 2,500. This is the venue for Monday Program of the city as well as the other activities like conventions, seminars and concerts.
The Cattle Creek and Country Club which is a favorite hub among the retirees and business executives.

Protective Services

The 59-man Police Force of San Jose del Monte is reinforced by other law enforcement groups such as BANTAY BAYAN, BARANGAY POLICE, PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS ANOTHER VIGILANT RESIDENTS pursuing vigorously the peace and order in their respective places.
The City Police Station maintains eight (8) Kabayan Action Centers manned by police officers acting as supervisors providing bond between police and community.
The fire station has five (5) fire trucks to serve the city and other neighboring towns.


Roads San Jose del Monte's road network has a total length of 211.43 kms. The following are the main arteries of San Jose del Monte's road network which link the 59 barangays with Metro Manila and the rest of Bulacan.

a. Quirino Highway - a vital national road which stretches from Norzagaray to South Caloocan City.
b. Sta. Maria - Tungkong Mangga Road - a vital provincial road which links the city to Sta. Maria and to the North Luzon Expressway.
c. San Jose - Marilao Road - links the Municipality of Marilao and to the North Expressway. At the moment, exit from Metro Manila and entry to Northern Luzon is allowed.
d. Sapang Palay Road - links the Sapang Palay Resettlement Project to Quirino Highway and in the opposite end to Sapang Palay Proper.
e. Igay Road - links the upper barangay to Quirino Highway and Rodriguez, Rizal.

Water The bulk of water requirement of the city is being serve by the San Jose del Monte Water District while some subdivisions have their own independent water supply system.

Power Power distribution in the city is being undertaken by the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO). The city also hosts the biggest NAPOCOR sub-station in the country located in Barangay Dulong Bayan

Telecommunications Landline telephone systems are being provided by the Digitel Communication Company (DIGITEL) and Philippines Long Distance Company (PLDT).


There are also two (2) postal offices, one radio station, one local cable provider, and one local


San Jose del Monte City is divided into two district for representation purposes. It is politically subdivided into 59 barangays of which 23 comprise the first district while the rest comprise the second district .

District I

Dulong Bayan
Santo Cristo
Tungkong Mangga
Ciudad Real
Francisco Homes-Guijo
Francisco Homes-Mulawin
Francisco Homes-Narra
Francisco Homes-Yakal
Gumaoc Central
Gumaoc East
Gumaoc West
Paradise III
Poblacion I
San Isidro
San Manuel
San Roque

District II

Bagong Buhay
Sapang Palay Proper
San Martin
Santa Cruz
San Pedro
San Rafael
Santo Niño
Bagong Buhay II
Bagong Buhay III
Fatima II
Fatima III
Fatima IV
Fatima V
Lawang Pari
Minuyan II
Minuyan III
Minuyan IV
Minuyan V
Minuyan Proper
San Martin II
San Martin III
San Martin IV
San Rafael I
San Rafael III
San Rafael IV
San Rafael V
Santa Cruz II
Santa Cruz III
Santa Cruz IV
Santa Cruz V
Santo Niño II
St. Martin de Porres


Listed below are the high schools San Jose del Monte City:

Academia Learning Center
Academia de San Lorenzo
Academia de Santa Maria
Angelic Shepherd School
Angels Care Learning School
Benedictian School
Berlyn Learning Center
Big Dipper Learning Center
Bulacan Higher Christian Academy
Bulacan Standard Academy
C H N I C Christian Preschool Center
Calvary Christian Academy
Carissa Homes School of St. Theresa
Christ Achievers Montessori
Christian Ecclesiastical School
Christian Values Development Academy
Clairemont Academy
Colegio de San Gabriel Arcangel
Colegio de San Jose del Monte
Cornerstone Learning Center
Dela Costa Learning Center*
Divine Majesty School
Door of Faith Christian School
Dr. Mahusay A V School
Ebenezer Montessori Christian School
Faith Academy of Bulacan
Francisco Homes College
Gen. Mc Arthur Memorial Academy
Genesis Christian Academy
Golden Seed Montessori School
Golden Valley College
Grace Christian School
Graceville Christian Learning Center
Graceville Sci Tech Learning Center
Great Abrams Christian Academy
Gumaok Kiddie Christian School
Harvardian Learning School of Bulacan
Hillsdale Academy
Holy Family School of San Jose
Holy Infant Jesus Montessori School
Homeschooled in City Of San Jose Del Monte
Hope Learning School
Household of Faith Mont. School Agape Christian School
Immaculate Heart of Mary School
Immaculate Mother Academy, Inc.
Institute dela Jesus for Child
Institute dela Terese for Children
Jarmmeth Learning School
Jesus of Nazareth Learning School
Joyful Angels Learning School
Kindergarten Integrated Devt School
La Concepcion Learning Academy
La Consolacion Learning Academy
Leads Christian Montessori School
Ling Anne Learning Center
Little Garden Learning Center
Little Image Development Academy
Lords Educational Institute
Lords Grace Integrated School
Luz Christian Academy
Mary Gold Learning Center Marygold School Inc. Annex
Mater El Roi School, Inc.
Morning Star Academy of the Phils.
Mother of Perpetual Help of Sta. Cruz
Muzon High School
Northwinds City American School
Northwoods School*
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
Our Lady of Montessori School
Paradise Farm N H S
Paulette School Inc.
Perpetual Help Learning Center
Rainbow Preparatory and Learning Center
Salvador Araneta Memorial Institute
San Jose Academy F. Homes
San Jose del Monte H S
San Jose del Monte Nat. Trade School
Sapang Palay Learning School
Sarmiento Homes Learning Center
School of Our Lady of La Salette
School of St. Adela
Shekinah Glory Christian School
Shepherd Christian Academy
Siena College of San Jose
Small Kids Learning Center
Sovereign Grace Christian School
Spirit of Joy Learning Center
St. Dominic Savio College
St. John School of Francisco Homes
St. Joseph Grade School
St. Joseph the Worker Christian School
St. Marys Brent Lyceum
St. Mary's Goretti School
Sta. Monica School of Bul.
Steward School
Sto. Nino Children Educational School
Sto. Nino School of Palmera Homes, Inc.
Sto. Rosario Sapang Palay College
Sun Crest School
Sunhaven Information Academy
The Living Water Christian Academy
Tiny Tots Learning Center and Academy
Trinitarian All for Jesus Institute Academy
Village Montessori School
Yolas Educational School
Yverdonde Pestallozi School


Early accounts on the founding of this town, as gathered from the old people, yielded information that it was formerly a part of the town of Meycauayan. The town reportedly got its name from Saint Joseph whose statue was found was a veritable forest; the hunters called it San Jose Del Monte. In all probability, the hunters reported their find to the parish priest of Meycauayan. It was said that the priest built a stone church at the site where the town proper is now located. The statue was installed in the new church. Extant Catholic Church records reveal that the first parish priest was Father Antonio de Moral. He took charge of the parish in 1845. The first town inhabitants came from Meycauayan.

During the revolt against Spain, the town became a battleground between the Katipuneros and the Spain forces. The revolutionists lost and the vengeful Spanish soldiers burned down the settlement. The town people fled for their lives to nearby towns.

At the advent of the American rule, it was made a part of Sta. Maria until 1918 when the town was created and Ciriaco Gallardo was appointed the first municipal president. Public schools where opened at the start of the American regime but due to the scarcity of the population, the highest grade organized was the fourth grade.

During the Japanese occupation, the town became an ideal hiding place of the Filipino guerillas because of the town's hilly and wooden terrain. When the Americans came, peace reigned but not for long. At the height of the Huk activity, the town was raided on October 10,1950. The Huks burned down the town hall. The town was raided for the second time on March 21, 1951. The Huks did not succeeded because of the precautionary measures instituted by the town officials. The Huk menace was gradually eliminated until the town became peaceful and progressive as we find it today.

With the coming of recent settlers to San Jose Del Monte, its population increased tremendously. In the past few years several residential subdivisions have been established here to accommodate the spilled-over population of Metro Manila.

Its proximity to Manila and Quezon City had made San Jose del Monte an ideal place for a quite and peaceful living. The place is hilly with a mountain background, the Sierra Madre that provides a panoramic backdrop to the town. San Jose del Monte promises to become one of the industrial sites in this part of the province with the way things are going.

It became a city in 2000 through the efforts of then-Mayor [[Eduardo V. Roquero] (who served as Secretary 2002 and presidential adviser on Agricultural Modernization and is now its congressman) and the local government of San Jose del Monte.

Source: ww.wikipedia.org


Viewing 1 - 1 of 1  


CloseNo events foundsss.